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Prabhat Jawla has a Master’s degree in international relations from South Asian University, New Delhi. His areas of interest include geopolitics in West Asia with a particular focus on IRGC, Iran’s domestic and foreign policies and Indo-Iraq relations. He had worked as a research intern in West Asia Centre at Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (MP-IDSA) and he tweets at @aprabhatjawla.

Commentary 620: Iran Battling COVID-19

16 June 2020

Summary: Iran is battling the COVID-19 pandemic amidst limited resources, a weak economy and a difficult political situation. Iran is the worst affect

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Commentary 618:Conflict in Yemen amid COVID-19 Pandemic

11 June 2020

Yemen has been ravaged by conflicts for decades and there seems to be no end to it. Due to the ongoing civil war, Yemen has witnessed one of the wor

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Commentary 662: Kadhimi’s Assertive Approach towards Iran

24 January 2021

In May 2020, after months of political wrangling, the Iraqi Parliament (Council of Representatives) approved the Government of Mustafa Al Kadhimi, who

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Commentary 675: Reading Khamenei’s Nowruz Address: High Hopes Abound

12 April 2021

At the dawn of a new century in the Persian calendar, the Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei made his customary speech on 20 March, in whic

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Commentary 778: Protests in Iran are not the ‘Bouazizi Moment’

21 October 2022

Following the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini (also Zhina), widespread protests have gripped the Islamic Republic of Iran, which are turning out to b

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Commentary 781: Iranian foreign minister’s visit highlights the flawed approach in looking at Indo-Iranian relations

28 October 2022

The maiden visit by Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, which aimed to strengthen the bilateral relations, largely remained a ceremonia

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Commentary 792: Iranian Revolution at 44: Resentment with the Regime and the Revolution Grows

28 July 2023

Iran celebrated another year of victory of the ‘1979 Revolution’. However, the country-wide celebrations seem out of place after what Iran

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